IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

A Citations-Based Appraisal of New Journals in Economics Education


  • Franklin G. Mixon, Jr.

    () (Auburn University)

  • Kamal P. Upadhyaya

    () (University of New Haven)


For three decades the Journal of Economic Education (JEE) has been virtually the sole producer of academic scholarship in the area of economic education. However, with the turn of the 21st century two new journals Journal of Economics and Finance Education (JEFE) and International Review of Economics Education (IREE) appeared on the scene. However, until now there has been no attempt to examine the impact (or lack thereof) of these new journals in terms of the impact of the articles they each published in their early days. This study addresses that gap by comparing the impact of the 2003 through mid-2004 cohort of articles published in the IREE, the JEE and the JEFE. Remarkably, the portion of the articles in the 2003 through mid-2004 cohort published in the IREE are found to have been cited at a rate somewhat similar to that of the portion published in the JEE, though there are multiple grounds for strongly contesting the notion that the IREE has 'caught up' with the JEE. However, since 2003 both the JEE and the IREE have had a significantly greater impact than the JEFE.

Suggested Citation

  • Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. & Kamal P. Upadhyaya, 2008. "A Citations-Based Appraisal of New Journals in Economics Education," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 7(1), pages 36-46.
  • Handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:7:y:2008:i:1:p:36-46

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. David N. Laband & Robert D. Tollison, 2003. "Dry Holes in Economic Research," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 56(2), pages 161-173, May.
    2. Graves, Philip E & Marchand, James R & Thompson, Randal, 1982. "Economics Departmental Rankings: Research Incentives, Constraints, and Efficiency," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 72(5), pages 1131-1141, December.
    3. Laband, David N & Piette, Michael J, 1994. "The Relative Impacts of Economics Journals: 1970-1990," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 32(2), pages 640-666, June.
    4. Pantelis Kalaitzidakis & Theofanis P. Mamuneas & Thanasis Stengos, 2003. "Rankings of Academic Journals and Institutions in Economics," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 1(6), pages 1346-1366, December.
    5. David N. Laband & Robert D. Tollison, 2004. "Dry Holes in Economic Research: Reply," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 57(4), pages 627-628, November.
    6. S. J. Liebowitz & Stephen E. Margolis, 1994. "Network Externality: An Uncommon Tragedy," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 8(2), pages 133-150, Spring.
    7. Thomas Mayer, 2004. "Dry Holes in Economic Research: Comment," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 57(4), pages 621-626, November.
    8. Melody Lo & M.C. Sunny Wong & Franklin G. Mixon Jr, 2008. "Ranking Economics Journals, Economics Departments, and Economists Using Teaching-Focused Research Productivity," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 74(3), pages 894-906, January.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:7:y:2008:i:1:p:36-46. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Martin Poulter). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.